Ogden mixed martial arts professional Steven Siler, a world-ranked featherweight, will fight Saturday night on a pro UFC card that will be televised on the new Fox Sport One network.
At the Boston Garden, Siler (22-10) fights former champ Mike Thomas Brown (26-8). Another Utah fighter on the card, Ramsey Nijem, 7-3, of Orem, fights undefeated James Vick, 4-0. The main event matches Brazil's Mauricio Rua, 21-7, versus Oregon's Chael Sonnen, 27-13-1, in a light-heavyweight fight. The card will be televised on the new Fox Sports One, which debuts the same day.
"I'm preparing for this fight same as any other fight I've had in UFC. For this fight like the others I have split time with The Pit HQ in Arroyo Grande, Calif., and the Pit Elevated in Orem," said Siler, who has won four of his five fights on UFC cards. He adds that training includes sparring with top MMA pros, including Rad Martinez and Brad Darrington.